Diane Fanning

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Diane Fanning
BornDiane Lynn Butcher
21 Juin
Baltimore, Maryland
ThriftCreeme writer; mystery novelist
Naitionality Unitit States
GenreCreeme fiction
SubjectTrue creeme
Notable warksMommy's Little Girl
Notable awairdsEdgar Award nomination

Diane Fanning is an American creeme writer who writes nanfiction an mystery novels.

Biografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Early life an education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fanning wis born Diane Lynn Butcher in Baltimore, Maryland. She attendit Perry Hall High School, then Lynchburg College in Virginia, whare she majored in chemistrie.

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Efter college, she wrote for the advertisin field, earnin mair nor 70 Addy Awards for her wirk. Durin that time, she wrote as a freelance writer.

Her career shiftit intae nanprofit wirk wi a muive tae New Braunfels, Texas. Fanning wirkit for fundraisin groups, includin Anither Way Texas Shares[1] an the Naitional Association for Choice in Giein. She began her first beuk while livin in Texas. She is co-foonder o Women in Crime Ink,[2] describit bi the Wall Street Journal as "a blog worth readin."[3]

Her beuk Written in Blood receivit an Edgar Award nomination.[4]

In 2002, Fanning correspondit wi serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells, who, in a letter tae her, confessed tae murtherin 10-year-auld Joel Kirkpatrick, whose mither haed been convictit o killin her son. Fanning's testimony afore a preeson review buird aboot the letter, accordin tae the Innocence Project, Fanning's beuk, Through the Window, which details Sells' creeme spree, wis said tae help pruive Harper's innocence an aw.[5] In 2011, Fanning wis gien the Defenders o the Innocent Award bi the Illinois Innocence Project for gettin the confession frae Sells.[6]

Fanning haes been interviewed for CBS's "48 Hours Mystery" in November 2009 an Investigation Discovery in 2010 an 2011.[7] CBS's "Crimesider" column featurt her in a story aboot the Casey Anthony case.[8]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Diane an Wayne Fanning hae three childer: Pete Fanning, Ivy Johnson an Liz Nichols.

Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 2001: Freedom Fighter Award, Naitional Alliance for Choice in Giein[9]
  • 2011: Defenders o the Innocent Award, Illinois Innocence Project[10]

Beuks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fiction[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Bite the Moon (Molly Mullet mystery; Five Star, 2007)
  • The Trophy Exchange (Lucinda Pierce mystery; Severn House, 2008)
  • Punish the Deed (Lucinda Pierce mystery; Severn House, 2009)
  • Mistaken Identity (Lucinda Pierce mystery; Severn House, 2010)
  • Twisted Reason (4t Lucinda Pierce mysery series; released in the UK. Severn House, Sept 2010)[11]

Nan-fiction[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ball, Andrea (16 October 2005). "Charity workers also adventurers, athletes, writers". Austin American-Statesman. Diane Fanning, who works with the nonprofit fundraising group Another Way Texas Shares, spends her time writing true crime books.
  2. Contributor, Women in Crime Ink
  3. Wall Street Journal article featuring Women in Crime Ink
  4. Listing, MacMillan Books, Edgar Award nomination
  5. "Illinois Times, "Who Killed Joel?" October 2003". Archived frae the original on 18 Mey 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  6. Downstate Illinois Innocence Project site, "Events," April 25, 2011
  7. "Book 'Em: Mommy's Little Girl -- Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate," "48 Hours Mystery," November 9, 2009
  8. 48 Hours' "Crimesiders," "Book 'Em: Mommy's Little Girl -- Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate," Nov. 9, 2009
  9. Award listing, National Alliance for Choice in Giving, Austin Chronicle
  10. The State Journal-Register, "3 honored by Downstate Innocence Project," May 16, 2011
  11. Twisted Reason (Lucinda Pierce), September 2010

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